Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Street quilt : step 1


1211 Easy Street: step 1
Originally uploaded by rooruu
The steps go up each Friday for the next 6-8 weeks. Friends have made super quilts with Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery quilt patterns, and the weekly format suits me right now. So here's step 1: 192 four patch blocks using the lighter background fabric and the cheerful 'constant' fabric.

When was the last time I made a quilt that wasn't my own design? Years? Years and years! It's kinda peaceful, just following instructions .... For now, when all else is so busy.

I do like both these fabrics. Happy happy.

You can find my other Easy Street blog entries by clicking on the Easy Street label below.

Cheers

Ruth

PS. I linked to this blog entry at Quiltville's first linky for Easy Street.  See my previous blog entry for my fabric choices.

PPS. The lighter fabric is Darls by Tanya Whelan/Grand Revival for Free Spirit.  The turquoise blue cherries fabric is from Denyse Schmidt, Daisy Mae collection (2011).  I like tossing modern-coloured Victorian flourishes against funky retro forties/fifties style! - it's working!

PPPS. Thanks for the kind comments! - very much appreciated.

11 comments:

quiltyVal said...

Very nice color choices, can't wait to see what develops!

Candace said...

Beautiful, love the turquoise

Quirky Quilter said...

Lovely colours.

slapdashquilter.com said...

Woah! I love LUV that print with the orange.

Nancy said...

Love your cherries fabric. Can't wait to see your quilt progress.

ItsNurseJessi said...

I love both of those fabrics. Very cheery!

Tracy said...

You are so brave, love those colors! Such a great print. Happy Quilting!

Frances said...

That's areally snazzy print you are using. I love it when Mystery Quilters add their own layer of mystery!

Gerda said...

Nice colours,very different from all the others, have fun with the mystery. I will check in at your blog to see the progress when you use these kind of colours/prints.
Gerda

Sandra B said...

Oh yes! I love your fabric/colour choices for the 4-patches. Looking forward to seeing the next step!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Love your 'constant' - this is going to be such a fun quilt!